Top 10 Hardy Herbaceous Perennial Plants

Gardeners describe plants as hardy or half hardy to indicate how low a temperature they can withstand during the winter. There is a third category of plants known as tender which means that the first whiff of frost will finish them off. All the plants described below are hardy and so should be able to remain dormant through a cold winter and then reappear in the spring. These ten hardy perennials are described in an article by Maya which I found on the Top Inspired website.

There are plenty of options to choose from in order to add beautiful colors to your home surroundings during an autumn time. This hardy plants are also very beautiful when they are blooming. The good thing about those flowers is that they will overwinter and bring you a lot of colorful joy again next spring. When you decide to plant your plants into pots you have to take into consideration that the temperatures will be much colder during the winter. Choose material that won?t crack due to a frost. Also make sure to have enough drainage holes in the base. Check out some great planting options.

1. Aster

Top 10 Plants That Will Survive The Winter

Aster flowers are very easy-care. They grow around 5 feet tall and will start blooming when most of other perennials start to look pale. You will find them in purple and pink shades. It is recommended to cut back the tall stems after they finish blooming.

2. Baptisia
Top 10 Plants That Will Survive The Winter

Baptisia is a true hardy that can live for decades. It can tolerate temperatures below zero. You can find flowers in blue, purple, white, or yellow colors. It grows very slow though and it takes some time before it develops a strong root system.

3. Catmint

Top 10 Plants That Will Survive The Winter
This extra-hardy perennial grows about two feet tall. It has very nice fragrant leaves and looks kind of like lavender but Catmint withstands cold weather way better. You can use it as a border plant. It blooms during the spring and late summer.

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